10 Athletes with Terrible Criminal Records

Tax manipulation, betting, drug peddling, sexual assault, child trafficking, burglary, murder – these are some of the crimes which were committed by star athletes. Many of the reputed sports stars had already spent their nights behind the bar, whereas many of them didn’t get the permit to see the outside world for the rest of their lives. Everyone gets the shock after investigation reports uncover different betting scandals following many significant cricket series, and for sub continents, it’s a major shock because they think Cricket is supposed to be a gentleman’s game.

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Starting from Football to boxing or NBA, to even NFL, they have a pretty good amount of share in crime history. Cricket stars are no far away, as former West Indies fast bowler Leslie Hylton, who also played for Jamaica, was hanged for his wife’s murder in 1955. Crimes are throughout the sports history and in a very close relation with athletes. So here is a list of 10 Athletes with terrible criminal records.

10 Athletes with Terrible Criminal Records

10. Oscar Pistorius

10 Athletes with Terrible Criminal Records
10 Athletes with Terrible Criminal Records

This South African sprint runner was nicknamed “The Blade Runner” for his marvelous track records. When he was just 11 months old, both of Pistorius’ legs were amputated below the knee. Pistorius became the first amputee to win an able-bodied world Championships in 2011 whereas he became the first double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics in 2012. Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend of three months, South African model ReevaSteenkamp, at his home in Pretoria on 14 February 2013. After his trial for murder began on 3 March 2014, he claimed that he mistook her for a possible intruder. At the second trial on 30 June 2014, Judges pleaded a report where it says Pistorius could be held criminally responsible. On 11 September, 2014, the final verdict of this murder case will be given.

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9. Brian McGhee

10 Athletes with Terrible Criminal Records
10 Athletes with Terrible Criminal Records

Brian is the former WBA super middleweight champion and also nicknamed “The Future” as he was part of the WWE’s developmental wrestling program. He represented Ireland in the middleweight division at the Summer Olympics, 1996. Brian also won numerous titles including European, WBA, IBO and British super middleweight titles. On 24 July, 2013, he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend Bianca McGaughey multiple times to death outside her home in Tampa, Florida. As a horrific showoff, he posted the bloody snapshot on his Facebook page and made that his profile picture. When cops tried to chase him, he fled from officers and crashed his car near Interstate 75, north of downtown. McGhee is currently held without bail in the Hillsborough County Jail.

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8. Lawrence Phillips

10 Athletes with Terrible Criminal Records
10 Athletes with Terrible Criminal Records

Lawrence is a professional American football and Canadian football running back who was drafted sixth overall in the 1996 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Phillips later moved on to the Miami Dolphins for two games. After a dispute with three teenagers during a pick-up football game in Los Angeles, California, on August 21, 2005, he allegedly drove his car into them. He was sentenced to 10 years in a California state prison on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon On October 3, 2008. Philips was again convicted in August 2009 for the assault on his former girlfriend on seven counts while he was serving his previous sentence. He was sentenced to 25 years again in prison for that charge.

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